This is an original illustrated map of the Angel, Islington, a neighbourhood of north London, UK, inspired by the antique-style English County maps designed by the 19th century artist and engraver Thomas Moule.
All elements of the design, including the map, border and decoration have been entirely hand-drawn and digitally coloured by the artist.
The map features design elements that reference the area's history and culture. The illustration at the bottom left depicts the building on the corner of Pentonville Road and Islington High Street that until 1921 was the original Angel Inn (an establishment which had existed on the same site in various forms for several centuries, and from which the area takes its name), and is now a branch of the Co-Operative Bank. At the top right is an illustration of the statue of Sir Hugh Myddleton (1560-1631), a major contributor to the planning and building of the New River (an artificial watercourse built in the 17th century to supply the citizens of London with fresh water and flowed from Hertfordshire through north London down to its terminating reservoir or 'head' beside where Sadler's Wells Theatre is today). The coat of arms at the bottom right also represents him. The border decoration is inspired by the ornate 19th century architectural motifs that adorn the Angel building.
The map covers the area immediately surrounding Angel Underground Station and also includes parts of Barnsbury, Finsbury and Pentonville. Major buildings, landmarks and pubs are pinpointed by labels. Locations and places featured on the map include: Amwell Street, Barnard Park, Barnsbury Square, the Business Design Centre, Camden Passage, Chapel Market, the City Road Basin, City University, Cloudesley Square, Essex Road, Gibson Square, Islington Green, Islington Town Hall, Joseph Grimaldi Park, King Square Estate, Liverpool Road, Lonsdale Square, Milner Square, Myddelton Square, Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Mary's Church and Upper Street.
• Unique digitally-rendered artwork • High quality digital print on archival watercolour paper • Dimensions: 300 x 400mm • Signed in pencil by the artist, with stamp of authenticity on the rear • Open edition • Frame not included